August 22, 2007
Big-time toy maker Mattel is not thrilled by the idea of a porn actress using the name “China Barbie,” but we think Ken would approve of her appearance in “Ethnic Cheerleaders 8.” (forbes.com)
Tags: Business, Lawsuit, News, Straight, Toys
This is actually pretty funny because of an ironic twist.
They’re suing her because they think she’s ripping off their trademark name and because they don’t want Barbie to be associated with porn. Not only was the original Barbie a blatant ripoff of a German doll called Lilli, said doll was a gag gift for men – a replica of a prostitute cartoon character that appeared in a popular German newspaper. Kind of like a Cherry Poptart from the 1950s. Well whatever the outcome it will be great for China’s publicity, and isn’t that all that matters these days?
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